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Helping You Recover After a Serious Pedestrian Accident

As a pedestrian, you are vulnerable to injury when you share the road with vehicles. When drivers are negligent, pedestrians can suffer serious injuries. If you have been hit by a car or other vehicle, you may be facing medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. You may be wondering how you will ever recover.

At Perry & Young, P.A., we understand what you are going through. Our pedestrian accident lawyers in Panama City have seen the damage caused by negligent drivers, and we are here to help. Our team is committed to helping you get the compensation you deserve. We have a proven track record of success and are ready to fight for you.

For a free consultation, call (850) 215-7777 or contact us online.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents can happen in many ways, but they all have one thing in common: negligence. When a driver is negligent, they can cause a serious accident that puts pedestrians at risk. In these cases, the driver can be held liable for the injuries they cause.

Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Distracted Driving: When drivers are not paying attention to the road, they can easily miss seeing a pedestrian in the road or a crosswalk. Texting and driving is a common form of distracted driving, but any activity that takes the driver’s attention off the road can be dangerous.
  • Speeding: When drivers are speeding, they have less time to react to other vehicles on the road. This includes pedestrians who may be crossing the street. A driver who is speeding may not be able to stop in time to avoid hitting a pedestrian.
  • Failure to Yield: Pedestrians have the right of way in crosswalks and at intersections. When a driver fails to yield to a pedestrian, a serious accident can occur.
  • Driving Under the Influence: Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is against the law. It is also extremely dangerous. A driver who is under the influence may not be able to see a pedestrian in the road or may not have the ability to stop in time to avoid hitting them.

Common Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents

When a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle, they can suffer serious injuries. These can include broken bones, internal injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. In some cases, the pedestrian may be killed.

These injuries can have life-altering consequences. You may be facing a long and painful recovery. You may be unable to work and support your family. You may be left with permanent disabilities.

Some of the most common injuries that pedestrians suffer in accidents include:

  • Broken bones, including broken arms, legs, and ribs
  • Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
  • Internal injuries
  • Cuts and abrasions

After a pedestrian accident, it is important to seek medical attention right away. Some injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and internal injuries, may not be immediately apparent. A doctor can diagnose these injuries and begin treatment. They can also provide you with documentation that you can use to prove your claim.

What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident

After being struck by a negligent driver, you must take action right away to protect your rights. The steps you take in the days and weeks after the accident can have a big impact on your ability to recover compensation for your injuries.

Here are some steps to take after a pedestrian accident:

  • Seek Medical Attention: If you have been hit by a vehicle, you may be seriously injured. Even if you do not feel hurt, you should see a doctor right away. Some injuries are not immediately apparent, including traumatic brain injuries and internal injuries. A doctor can diagnose these injuries and begin treatment. They can also provide you with documentation that you can use to prove your claim.
  • Contact the Police: After a pedestrian accident, you should contact the police. A police officer can come to the scene of the accident and write a police report. This report can be an important piece of evidence in your case. It can also provide you with information about the driver, including their name and insurance information.
  • Talk to Witnesses: If there were any witnesses to the accident, you should talk to them. They can provide you with important information about what happened. They can also back up your story if the driver tries to deny responsibility for the accident.
  • Take Pictures: If you are able to do so, you should take pictures of the accident scene. This can include pictures of your injuries, the damage to the vehicle, and any other damage from the accident.
  • Get a Copy of the Police Report: After the accident, you should get a copy of the police report. You should also get a copy of your medical records. You can use these documents to prove your claim.
  • Do Not Talk to the Insurance Company: After the accident, you may get a call from the insurance company. They may want to talk to you about what happened. They may even offer you a settlement. You should not talk to the insurance company until you have talked to a pedestrian accident lawyer. The insurance company is not on your side. They are only interested in protecting their bottom line.
  • Call a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer: After a pedestrian accident, you should call a pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and your legal options. They can also deal with the insurance company on your behalf. If the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, a lawyer can represent you in court.

At Perry & Young, P.A., we know that pedestrian accidents can be overwhelming. We are here to help. We have the experience and resources to take on the insurance company and fight for you. We will work tirelessly to help you get the compensation you deserve.

For a free consultation with our team, call (850) 215-7777 or contact us online.

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Who is Liable in a Pedestrian Accident?

After a pedestrian accident, you may be wondering who is responsible for your injuries. In many cases, the driver is at fault. If the driver was acting negligently, you can hold them liable for the injuries they caused.

Some of the parties that can be held liable in a pedestrian accident include:

  • The driver
  • The driver’s employer
  • The owner of the vehicle
  • The manufacturer of the vehicle

In some cases, the pedestrian may be partially at fault for the accident. For example, the pedestrian may have been jaywalking or may have suddenly stepped into the road. If the pedestrian is partially at fault, they can still recover compensation. However, the amount of compensation they can recover will be reduced by their percentage of fault.

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    This firm is the most professional company. I have recommended several clients to Phillip Stamman and he has provided excellent guidance. He has an exceptionally strong eye for detail that has been a benefit to his clients.

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    Perry and Young is a fantastic Law firm to work with! I have personally worked with Ted Howell on multiple occasions and he has been kind, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend Ted and Perry Young.

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    I’m so very grateful for choosing this firm. Also I highly recommend Lance Berry! He has went above and beyond to help me. He genuinely and sincerely has compassion for others. He was very kind and understanding about my injuries and situations. Thank you so very much for everything you’ve done. I am forever grateful and will spread the word to anyone I know whom needs help after an accident!!!
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